GET INVOLVED! Take the 2014 Community Priorities Survey
Welcome, neighbor! The Capitol Hill Champion is actively advocating for the incorporation of community goals in the redevelopment on top of Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Light Rail Station. We’re working hard to promote meaningful and responsive community engagement throughout the development process for these station sites. Please browse around to learn more about the Champion and the history of community engagement to date. Additional information can be found in our library of resources and the summary of community priorities for developers moving forward.
Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering or participating.
In Fall 2013, Seattle City Council and Sound Transit unanimously approved the proposed Development Agreement for the Broadway Station sites that will implement some of our neighborhood vision. The graphics below highlight our advocacy successes and areas needing further community engagement.
In our December 2013 Community Priorities Survey, we asked the Capitol Hill community to rank areas of advocacy by importance. Over 270 neighbors participated:
A full report of our community survey is included in the Prioritized Community Amenities document, written to assist potential developers in understanding community priorities at the TOD sites.
On January 31st, Sound Transit issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for developers. The RFQ includes a mandatory public meeting with the Capitol Hill community that will be co-hosted by Sound Transit and the Champion. This will be followed by a Request for Proposals (RFP), expected in Summer 2014, which is anticipated to address some of the remaining items for advocacy. However, the Capitol Hill Champion does not have a direct role in writing the RFP, in evaluating proposals, or in selecting developers. The criteria for scoring developer proposals in response to the RFP are currently being designed and reviewed by Sound Transit with input from City of Seattle staff. Review recent correspondence between the City of Seattle and Sound Transit regarding the developer selection process here and here.
- City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development page on the Capitol Hill Station redevelopment
- Sound Transit pages on Broadway Station and on planning for transit-oriented development at the Station.
- Broadway TOD Recommendation Report, 2009, with precedent case studies
- Urban Design Framework, 2011, outlining community priorities
- Site-Specific Design Guidelines that will be applied to the sites in the Design Review process